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Saturday
Jul 19
Lawrence, KS: Fire erupted at a chemical plant specializing in lubricants used in motor oil. Pyrophoric materials were involved. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Elgin, IL: 2 firefighters were injured while fighting a large fire at a chemical plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 19
Leicestershire, U.K.: Sprinkler systems help confine a fire at a automobile plant in a parts distribution warehouse. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela: Fearing further violence by angry protestors, management shut down production at an 80,000 barrel a day oil refinery. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Porterville, CA: Fire destroyed a fruit processing plant and triggered a power outage affecting more than 1,000 customers. More information

Thursday
Jul 17
Cumbria, U.K.: Burning fuel oil hampered fire operations at an animal feed factory. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Bristol, NH: Damage was limited from a flash fire involving solvents inside a processing machine at a car parts plant, thanks largely to the sprinkler system. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Osaka, Japan: 8 workers were injured in a series of explosions at a chemical plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 16
Gantt, AL: Lightning struck a transformer, temporarily shutting down a power plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 15
Glowno, Poland: A waste treatment plant worker released 158 gallons of toxic waste in order to retrieve a lost wallet. The results included a major fish kill. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Jiangshan City, China: A collision involving a truck loaded with coal and a train carrying methanol resulted in explosion and fire. More information

Sunday
Jul 13
Worcester, U.K.: 4 tons of wooden pallets and a tractor-trailer rig burned in a factory fire. More information

Saturday
Jul 12
Waurn Ponds, Australia: An explosion at a cement plant seriously injured 2 workers who were attempting to clear a pre-heater blockage. A burst of hot gas got beneath the workers protective clothing, causing severe burns. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Moss Landing, CA: A cutting torch was in use when flames spread across the floating roof of a power plant storage tank containing 1.2 million gallons of oil. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Chalmette, LA: Lightning triggered the shutdown of a sulfur recovery unit at a chemical refinery. Sulfur fumes drifted into nearby neighborhoods. More information

Friday
Jul 11
Staffordshire, U.K.: Fire spread through a production building at an agricultural equipment factory, damaging stored products. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Kennett, MO: Rapid response limited damage from a fire in an adhesive coating machine at a hose manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Benicia, CA: A fire shut down a hydrocracker unit at an oil refinery, causing a price surge for West Coast refined products. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Port Hedland, Australia: Firefighters used foam to extinguish a large fire at an oil recycling plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 09
Mexborough, U.K.: Evidence of arson was found after a fire that damaged building and equipment contents at a paper plant. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Newport Beach, CA: About 2 dozen workers were deconned after an explosion in a chemical vat at a metal plating facility. More information

Tuesday
Jul 08
Charlotte, N.C.: Smoke from an equipment fire at a tire plant sent 1 worker to the hospital. More information

Monday
Jul 07
Lancaster, U.K.: A fire at a chemical plant came shortly after news that it would close in September. More information

Sunday
Jul 06
Cappele, New Brunswick: Flames destroyed a fish processing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 05
Shipshewana, IN: An arrest for arson was made after fire destroyed an RV manufacturing plant. More information

Saturday
Jul 05
Louisville, KY: An equipment fire at an aluminum plant resulted in heavy damage to the second floor and roof. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
North Fayette, PA: A multi-million dollar fire destroyed a candle factory complete with formulas, tax records, vendor names and customer lists. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Kentwood, MI: A chemical fire at a plastic auto parts plant created a cloud of sulfuric acid dust that hung in the air nearly 45 minutes. Welding work was being done at the time of the fire. More information

Thursday
Jul 03
Chandler, AZ: 3 workers were injured in an explosion at a rocket manufacturing plant. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Quincy, MA: Fire spread through duct work at a ship yard. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Elizabeth, NJ: A working fire was reported at a chemical plant.. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
3 Mile Island, PA: A 20-minute transformer fire did extensive damage to a turbine room near a decommissioned reactor. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Blissfield, MI: A grain dust explosion at a storage company damaged a silo and left one worker severely injured. More information

Wednesday
Jul 02
Linden, NJ: A small plane struck a pipeline while attempting to land. The pilot escaped with minor injuries More information

Tuesday
Jul 01
Fort Worth, TX: No injuries were reported in a brief fire at a helicopter plant. More information

Sunday
Jun 22
Warnambool, Australia - A major fire broke out in a panelbeating and spray painting business containing gas, paint and oxy-acetylenewhich caused several explosions. The fire caused about $200,000 in damages. More information

Saturday
Jun 21
Hit, Iraq - An oil pipeline exploded and caught fire. A USMilitary spokes said the cause of the explosion is being investigated. More information

Friday
Jun 20
Iberaki prefecture, Japan - The Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute shut down a nuclear reactor after potentially irradiated waterleaked from a testing facility. Officials reported that the water maycontain a small amount of radioactive material, but it did not escapebeyond the facility and none of the employees were exposed to radiation. More information

Monday
Jun 16
Netherlands - A wagon of goods train carrying ammonia derailed and damaged a section of track. Officials said no chemicals were releasedin the accident. More information

Saturday
Jun 14
Roseville, CA - Two locomotives collided at a railyard, derailing 5 tanker cars filled with a gasoline additive. There were no injuriesand none of the additive spilled. A railroad company spokesman said theaccident was caused by human error. More information

Friday
Jun 13
Baiji, Iraq - An oil pipeline caught fire near a refinery.According to news reports, the pipeline had been damaged 2 bomb explosions.However, an Iraqui engineer said the fire was caused by a gas leak. More information

Thursday
Jun 12
Bornem, Belgium - A fire broke out after an explosion in apress used for the production of pigment pastes. Damage was limited tothe roof of the structure. More information

Thursday
Jun 12
Lake St. Lucia, S. Africa - Twenty-seven tankers carrying phosphoric acid derailed and overturned causing the acid to spill fromabout 18 badly damaged tankers into an almost dry tributary of the NyalaziRiver. More information

Thursday
Jun 12
Houston, TX - A heat transfer fluid oil fire erupted in aheater at a plant. The company produces hydrocarbon based solvents thatare used by chemical, automotive, cosmetic, graphic arts, and pharmaceutical industries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Mailiao, Taiwan - A petrochemical corporation shut down arefinery unit after an oil leak sparked a fire. Company officials saidthe damage to the factory was minor and should have no impact on its productionand distribution of oil products. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Hayward, CA - A glass plant was forced to halt operationsafter its third fire in the past 3 months. Investigators say the blazebegan in a vat used to melt glass amd spread to the point where they werethreatening the plant. Firefighters flooded the molten glass with waterand brought the fire under control after an hour. Theres no immediateword on the cost to repair the damage. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Stamford, CT - Nearly 2 dozen fire and hazardous materialsofficials responded to a fire at a chemical mixing plant. Investigatorssaid the fire stared while an employee was cleaning out a basin containinghighly flammable chemical solvents. There were no injuries reported. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Pasadena, TX - A heating unit caused a fire at a chemicalplant and was fueled by benzene. There were no know injuries or evacuations.The plant produces the chemical raw materials that are used to make foamcups, plastic forks and plates. More information

Wednesday
Jun 11
Lubbock, TX - Burning chips forced evacuation of a plant thatproduces snack foods. The chips had just been pulled from a vat of hotoil when the heat within ignited the chips. The factorys extinguishingequipment put out the fire. More information

Tuesday
Jun 10
Dublin, Ireland - Four people were treated in the hospitalafter a container of nitric acid fell off a truck. More information

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